Exhibition and Program Records,
1990-2008

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 16-322
Creators:
National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs
Dates:
1990-2008
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
13.38 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes) (2 16x20 boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the exhibition and program coordinating activities of the Office of Curatorial Affairs, primarily in regard to the preservation of the Star-Spangled Banner and the planning, development, and production of the exhibition "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem" at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), including the complimentary traveling exhibit "For Which It Stands: The American Flag in American Life" which examined the ways Americans use the flag to express their ideas about patriotism, citizenship, and national identity. Some records also document smaller exhibitions and related programs such as "So Proudly We Hail," a display of prominent American flags from World War II to honor veterans of that conflict; "World War II Photograph Perspectives," a selection of photographs taken during the second world war which document Americans both at war and home; and "July 1942: United We Stand," an array of original July 1942 magazine covers featuring the American flag, to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the "United We Stand" campaign.
Staff represented in these records include James B. Gardner, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, who served as project director of the Star-Spangled Banner preservation project and exhibition from 2002 to 2006; Ronald E. Becker, NMAH Associate Director of Capital Programs, who was project director from 1996 to 2002; project managers Kate Henderson, Jeffrey L. Brodie, Kathryn Campbell, and Carol Frost; conservator Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss; curators Marilyn Zoidis, Harold D. Langley, Kathleen M. Kendrick, and Paula Johnston; public programs educator Julia Forbes; and project historian Lonn Taylor, who co-authored the exhibition book "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon."
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition proposals; planning and design information; scripts; budget summaries; contractual agreements; meeting agendas and minutes; reports; press releases; educational program information; floor plans, drawings, and illustrations; photographs; brochures; website development information; visitor surveys and comments; loan information; policies and guidelines; information about committees, seminars, workshops, and special events; audiotape recordings; NMAH flag hall renovation information; exhibition schedules; fundraising, sponsorship, and grant information; and other supporting documentation. Some materials are in electronic format.

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SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-322, National Museum of American History. Office of Curatorial Affairs, Exhibition and Program Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 7/7/2016 memorandum, Johnstone to Jones; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Gardner, James B., 1950- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Becker, Ronald E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henderson, Kate Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brodie, Jeffrey L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Campbell, Kathryn Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frost, Carol Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomassen-Krauss, Suzanne Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoidis, Marilyn, 1949- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Langley, Harold D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kendrick, Kathleen M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnston, Paula Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Forbes, Julia Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Lonn, 1940- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Office of Capital Programs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Flag Hall Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag that Inspired the National Anthem (Exhibition) (2006: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
For Which It Stands: The American Flag in American Life (Traveling exhibition) (2006) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
So Proudly We Hail (Exhibition) (2004) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War II Photograph Perspectives (Exhibition) (2004) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
July 1942: United We Stand (Traveling exhibition) (2002) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon (Monograph : 2008) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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